(2018-08-20). Arbitration panel cuts real wages and healthcare benefits for Washington D.C. Metro workers. The amount awarded to the public employees averages to a yearly pay increase of little more than half the annual rate of inflation. (2018-08-20). Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) to hold online forum: Lessons of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's sellout. The SEG urges health workers to attend this online forum on September 1 to discuss the NZNO's betrayal and the way forward in the fight against the Labour Party government's austerity measures. (2018-08-20). Australian thunderstorm asthma deaths inquest reveals health system breakdown. Triple 0 callers were told an ambulance was on the way when it had not been dispatched.

Labor Video Project (2018-08-20). SF Mayor Breed & DPH Garcia Still Pushing Lennar Hunters Point Project "It's Safe" At a community meeting on August 15, 2018, San Francisco Department of Public Health "Environmental Engineer" Amy Brownell told community residents that the Hunters Point Shipyard is safe and can be further developed. | Brownell whose salary is funded by the developer Lennar has been involved in the criminal cover-up of the falsification of testing in the billion dollar eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. Mayor London Breed and DPH director Barbara Garcia are also aware of the criminal retaliation of OSHA health and safety whistleblowers and have colluded with the developers to cover up the m...

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). Self-Managed Abortion Care Becomes Urgent as Threats to Roe v. Wade Mount. When President Trump took office just over a year and a half ago, activists could only make educated guesses about whether his promised onslaught against reproductive health care would truly come to pass. The current picture is worse than expected due to attacks from rogue agency heads throughout the Trump-Pence administration who are collaborating to deny access to care to people across the country. | These agency heads include Betsy Devos at the Department of Education, who is working in tandem with the new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights to reduce access to contraception; Scott Lloyd, who has directed the Office of Refugee Resettlement to deny abortion care to immigrant minors; and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has announced a " religious liberty task force" to shore up already...

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). Short-Term Health Plans: A Junk Solution to a Real Problem. After failing to overturn most of the Affordable Care Act in a very public fight, President Donald Trump has been steadily working behind the scenes to further destabilize former President Barack Obama's signature achievement. A major component in this effort has been an activity called rule-making, the administrative implementation of statutes by federal agencies like ... Continued

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-17). Have a Little Carcinogenic Glyphosate With Your Morning Oatmeal. The Environmental Working Group just released an article showing the potentially cancer-causing glyphosate found in Roundup is all over the oats in your favorite cereal and health bars

Ava Kofman (2018-08-16). Black Hat Hacker Conference Begins to Grapple With Gender Discrimination and Sexual Assault in Cybersecurity. For the first time, the conference invited speakers to address gender discrimination, sexual assault, mental health, and substance abuse.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). "I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman. Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers's old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, she has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans. We speak with Rashida Tlaib about her historic victory and her plans for Congress.

RT (2018-08-16). Cereal killers: Monsanto weedkiller that can 'probably' cause cancer found in children's breakfasts. A hearty bowl of oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day, but according to a new study, that bowl of oatmeal can contain dangerous levels of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer. |
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Radio Farda (2018-08-15). As Currency Drops Iran Faces Shortages Of Medications. Iran's health ministry spokesman has admitted that the country is currently suffering from shortages of foreign-made medications, but, insisted that "it can be overcome". Blaming chaotic fluctuations in Iranian forex market and nosediving national currency, Iraj Harirchi says, "Since forty-fifty types of foreign medications have recently become scarce in Iran, the government has allocated $3.5 [...]

Michelle Chen (2018-08-02). Trump Administration's Breastmilk War Exposes Backchannel Politics in Health Care. Nipplegate has a long history in the Global South.

Sarah Jaffe (2018-08-01). Building the Movement for Medicare for All. This week was the 53rd anniversary of Medicare, created in the middle of the social agitation of the 1960s. Benjamin Day of Healthcare-NOW! talks about how today, we are in the middle of similar upheaval.

Justin Anderson (2018-07-31). Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works. CBS News (7/30/18) | "Medicare for All," a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont—Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for progressive voters evaluating Democratic Party candidates for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race. The plan would provide coverage for the 40 million currently uninsured in the United States, a gap that is estimated to cause tens of thousands of deaths annually. Despite this, Medicare for All has received no shortage of negative coverage in the media, all revolving around the same question: Just how are we going to pay for it? | A study on the cost of Medicare for All was recently conducted by Charles Blahous for the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Blahous' study projected that Sanders' Medicare for All system,...

Paul Dobson (2018-07-23). Venezuela to Invest €293m to Modernise Public Health System as National Nurses' Strike Continues. Maduro has called for a "revolution within the revolution" in the health sector.

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